The importance of being corn: Dublin, Ohio Corn Field
Bruce Springsteen's antipathy towards sweet corn (see his rider for the 2012 Hyde Park gig) tells us he's obviously had some bad corn times in the past. Well, he's missing out on something very special. But even we didn't know, until we heard this interview with fabulous Betty Fussell, the renowned food writer and historian, in 2011, that corn eaten raw is fantastic but if you're going to to boil it the limit is a strict 50 seconds. And don't even think about touching the husk until the corn hits the boiling water. Here is the transcript of the NPR interview with Betty: How To Cook Perfect Corn July 2011
And if you don't know Betty we strongly suggest you check out some of her important books:
So Bruce, perhaps if you take Betty's corn wisdom to your table, you may never ever have to say again "... specifically no sweet corn".
Over to you Boss...